On This Day

September 2, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • Billy Martin is fired as Detroit Tigers manager due to continual differences with the front office; goes on to manage Texas, Oakland and NY Yankees (in 5 separate stints)
  • Netherlands win their first men’s hockey World Cup, 4-2 on penalties over India in Amstelveen, Netherlands

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jason Blake, American hockey player
  • Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)